Final Week to Purchase Jeans Day Buttons in Support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation
VANCOUVER, BC (April 27, 2017) – Jeans Day, a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) taking place on Thursday, May 4, 2017, is reminding individuals, families, and corporations, across BC and the Yukon to purchase their Jeans Day buttons and lapel pins, and start preparing their head-to-toe denim attire or “Canadian Tuxedo” to wear on May 4.
Jeans Day buttons can be purchased for $5, and lapel pins for $20 at an official retailer: Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Urban Fare, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, London Drugs, Thrifty Foods, IGA, and Country Grocer on Vancouver Island. Virtual Jeans Day buttons can also be purchased online at jeansday.ca.
“We encourage all British Columbians who are participating in Jeans Day on May 4 to challenge themselves to come up with the most unique jean attire,” said Teri Nicholas, president, and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Jeans Day is one of our most popular fundraisers, one that families and co-workers can participate in together. We have set our goal at raising an ambitious $1.2 million this year and encourage everyone to “Jean Up” and fundraise for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
Jeans Day participants who take a photo of themselves in their denim outfits and share it on one of the following channels: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the tag @bcchf and #JeanUp, will be entered into a draw to win $500 worth of jeans courtesy of Jeans Day denim partner Mavi Jeans. The winner will be drawn randomly after May 4.
The annual public Jeans Day BBQ, hosted by Truffles Fine Foods will be held on May 4 at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street in Vancouver from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The cost for a pre-ordered lunch is $12, and $15 the day of the event. Online food delivery company, foodora, will also be delivering Jeans Day lunches to businesses around Vancouver, which can be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance at https://www.foodora.ca/city/Vancouver. Everyone who pre-orders a Jeans Day lunch through foodora will be entered into a draw to win a Portmanteau Stereo. Celebrity athletes Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, a Whitecaps FC team member, and Jason Arakgi of the BC Lions will be attending the BBQ and available for pictures. In addition, professional team mascots, and a street team will provide entertainment for all age groups.
New to Jeans Day this year is the revamped school program sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited. The registration process has been streamlined for participating schools, and Jeans Day is encouraging students to fundraise as well. Jeans Day is offering schools and children great incentive prize packs from the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and BC Lions. Teachers and administrators can download everything they need to incorporate Jeans Day into the classroom at jeansday.ca.
About Jeans Day
Jeans Day, taking place on May 4, 2017, is one of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s signature events and grassroots fundraisers. It started in 1990, and has raised more than $20 million for BCCHF. Funds raised this year will go to the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports the most urgent health-care needs at BC Children’s Hospital.
The Jeans Day date has moved to the beginning of May as part of a bigger movement. A concerted effort has been made to unite all BC Children’s Hospital fundraising efforts in a final push during the month of May leading up to Miracle Weekend. Jeans Day will kick off this “#MakeMayMatter” month of fundraising. Visit www.jeansday.ca for more information on how to register for Jeans Day.
About BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute care pediatric hospital. Last year, BC Children’s Hospital treated more than 84,000 children. The money raised by the foundation supports BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. For more information, visit www.bcchf.ca.
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